One Direction Singer Louis Tomlinson
Louis Tomlinson played a reserve team game for Doncaster Rovers in February Getty

One Direction singer Louis Tomlinson has followed in the footsteps of Elton John after completing a takeover of League One club Donacaster Rovers.

The popstar joined forces with former chairman John Ryan to become joint-owners of Rovers after months of speculation the 22-year-old was weighing up a bid.

Details of the deal are yet to be announced but it is believed Ryan will be in charge of running the day-to-day business of the club while Tomlinson, a lifelong fan, will no dount add some stardust, and commercial pull, to the Keepmoat Stadium side.

Elton John
Elton John was twice chairman of Watford Football Club Getty

Confirming the move, Ryan's spokesman told the Press Association: "It's done, the takeover is complete."

He added that details of the deal would be explained at a press conference in London on Thursday.

Tomlinson, who is currently mid-way through a European tour with his bandmates, played in a reserve team game for Rovers against Barnsley in February and has twice before come close to the club's boardroom.

However, issues over Tomlinson's image rights meant the takeovers were put on hold while discussions took place over money generated from the use of his image or name.

His role is expected to be similar to the one performed by Elton John at Watford. John twice became chairman and director of the west London club in 1976 and 1997, investing large sums of money into it and donating proceeds from concerts held at its Vicarage Road ground.

Doncaster Rovers

Doncaster Rovers
Doncaster Rovers play in League One, the third tier of the English football league Getty

Founded: 1879

Ground capacity: Keepmoat Stadium - 15,230

Nicknames: The Rovers, Donny, The Vikings

Manager: Paul Dickov

Last season: Relegated from the Championship after finishing 22nd

Rivals: Rotherham United, Scunthorpe United and Barnsley